Halibut with Charred Tomatoes and Dill

Halibut with Charred Tomatoes and Dill Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch
Who would believe this elegant dish takes only 12 minutes to make? For the prettiest presentation, choose small tomatoes in different colors. If some of your garden oregano is purple, by all means use it here.


Serves 4
Total time: 12 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 12 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 252
Fat 9.4 g
Satfat 4.3 g
Monofat 3.1 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 32 g
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 466 mg
Calcium 22 mg


4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets, skinned
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups cherry, pear, or grape tomatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
Oregano leaves (optional)


1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add fish; cook 1 minute. Add wine; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

2. Heat a small skillet over high heat. Combine tomatoes and oil. Add to pan; cook 3 minutes or until lightly charred and beginning to soften.

3. Place 1 fillet in each of 4 shallow bowls; spoon cooking liquid evenly over fillets. Divide tomatoes among servings. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and dill. Garnish with oregano, if desired.


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Deborah Madison,

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June 2014
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